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The Third Volume in the 19XX Graphic Novel Series!
The Third Volume in the 19XX Graphic Novel Series!
The Third Volume in the 19XX Graphic Novel Series!
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UPDATE: ALL pledge levels will receive a digital version of the revised Art Book!
UPDATE: New shirt added! See bottom of the page for details!
UPDATE: NEW Airship postcard included with all shipped orders. See updates section for details.

 WELCOME TO THE BOOK 3 KICKSTARTER!

My name is Paul Roman Martinez, and I am the creator of The Adventures of the 19XX. In this case, that means I am the writer, artist, designer, and everything else! Some of you may know me well and have been waiting patiently for this book. Thank you for your kind words and your encouragement over the last few months! I couldn't have finished it without you. For those of you who are new to the series, hopefully I've provided all the information you need to get caught up. Kickstarter is an all or nothing funding platform to help creative projects get made. My goal is for the printing costs of the graphic novel and companion book. Any extra funds will go toward producing the other items on this page. 

ABOUT THE SERIES
The Adventures of the 19XX series takes place in the 1930s and is about a group trying to prevent World War II. After seeing terrible glimpses of the future, they know the war is coming. Along the way, they gather machines, magical ancient relics, and powerful people to help them in their cause. Another group, the Order of the Black Faun, battles the 19XX at every turn to further their own goal of ushering in a dark new world order with the beginning of a second Great War. The series begins with a young boy, known only as the Kid, being taken in by the Captain of the 19XX. Along the way, the Kid learns more and more about his father, who was once a member of the organization. The agents of the 19XX each take part in training and teaching him the ways of the group so that one day he can become the kind of hero his father was. Each book in the series takes place in a different year, and we get to explore the effect this unique family has on the Kid. Join us here for the last book in the first 19XX trilogy, 1933-1936. With your help, the next trilogy will stretch from 1937-1939! Each book is a completely self-contained adventure, but they all build toward an epic conclusion that will leave an indelible mark on self-publishing. You can start with the third book and experience a great 19XX story, or pick up the whole series and see what it's all about!
Click here to get a look at some of the characters from the series!

Click here to look at some of the characters from the series!
Click here to look at some of the characters from the series!


ABOUT THE BOOK

The series has been available as a webcomic since 2009. As I finish each storyline, I get feedback from readers and use that information to finalize each book. Book Three is finally done and ready to go to print. Every illustration is complete; every page is written; all I need is your help to get it made! 

SECRET FILES

Each book in the 19XX series also has a companion book called the Secret Files.

Art Book 1.5 Revision and Reprint

All pledge levels will receive access to download a digital file of the revised Art Book!

SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR MORE ITEM DETAILS AND ADD ON INFORMATION TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR PLEDGE LEVELS.

To the left of each pledge level is the cost. Details about the rewards of each level are on the right. Once you find the pledge level you like, just select it from the column on the top right of this page!

New shirt added to this level!
New shirt added to this level!
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Risks and challenges

The truth is, making a living as an artist is hard. The work is great; the fans are amazing; but the number of hours worked for the pay means that I end up making very little each year. But I'm not here to get rich. I'm here hoping for a chance to keep telling more stories and making more art. This is where I see if my months and hours of work on this book pay off. It's up to you! One way to contribute is by pledging for a book. Another way you can help is by sharing the project with your friends. I have fulfilled several kickstarter projects now, so that part of the process doesn't worry me. With your help, I can spend another year telling stories with my art. Thank you.

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    DIGITAL copy of Book 3 and Secret Files 3 in pdf format

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    Book 3 + Secret Files 3: 1 copy of Shining Skull: 1936 hardcover and 1 copy of Secret Files 3. ****United States shipping on all levels is included****

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    DIGITAL copies of all three graphic novels in the first 19XX trilogy and all three Secret Files in pdf format

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    DIGITAL AIRSHIP FLASH DRIVE -copies of all three graphic novels in the first 19XX trilogy and all three Secret Files in pdf format preloaded on a custom Airship 16gb usb flash drive

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    Book 3 Set (book 3 + Secret files 3) with a Tibet Travel Sticker and 19XX Messenger Book Bag

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    ALL three book sets in the first 19XX trilogy plus a Tibet Travel Sticker. Includes Books 1-3 and Secret Files 1-3

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    ALL three books in the first 19XX trilogy plus all three Secret Files, Tibet Travel Sticker, and 19XX Messenger Book Bag

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    EVERYTHING 19XX LEVEL-All three Book Sets in the 19XX trilogy, Art Book 1.5 Softcover, Tesla + 19XX Patches, 19XX Board Game, Tibet Travel Sticker, 19XX Messenger Book Bag, and one 19XX Mech Statue

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    EVERYTHING AVIATION LEVEL includes all items from the EVERYTHING 19XX LEVEL in addition to Airship USB Flash Drive, Aviation Flight Logbook with 2 Playing Card Decks, Flight Deck Dealer Coin, Hughes + Ace Patches, and one 7" x 10" original inked drawing of anything you'd like!

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